Senior Exhibition -- The culminating activity in the Career Pathways/Service Learning course and a GMCHS requirement for graduation.
Assessment & Evaluation --
The word “assessment” derives from a Latin word meaning “to sit beside.” This root meaning conjures an image of what effective assessment looks like—a teacher sitting next to a student to discuss his or her work, review progress of drafts and suggest next steps.
A Culture of Exhibitions Begins to Take Hold -- "At every grade level and in every subject area, the new requirement has prompted teachers to put more emphasis on linking disciplines through essential questions, locating academic questions in a real-world context that has meaning to students, and encouraging thoughtful inquiry in depth rather than rote learning across a broad but shallow curriculum."
Authentic Assessment -- The aim of the Authentic Assessment project is to make available practical information to help teachers develop and implement an Exhibitions Program, including Roundtable assessment.
Maine's Model of Science Exhibition -- The materials here explain and provide tools for developing, organizing, and supporting an assessment exhibition that allows students at the elementary, middle, and high school levels to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in relation to state science and technology standards.
Assessment Matters! Toward Authentic Assessment -- If education reform is to succeed, it will be due in large part to the reform of assessment practices. The sites listed below reflect educators' efforts to assess deeper levels of understanding, higher levels of thinking, and student performance on more life-like tasks. Most authentic assessment moves from measuring fact memory to measuring indicators of understanding and thinking skills. Thus reformed assessment is key to overcoming negative effects of Standardized Testing with its effect of influencing teaching toward lower level knowledge-without-context.